Windows 10: changing hard drive help

Discus and support changing hard drive help in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i have win 10 on my pc that i got and installed win 7 on. then window told me to upgrade to 10 so i did thru the internet, at that time i entered the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by corvairbob, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. changing hard drive help


    i have win 10 on my pc that i got and installed win 7 on. then window told me to upgrade to 10 so i did thru the internet, at that time i entered the code from my cd and sometime later that code changed, it is now not the same as on my cd. anyway i want to change the hard drive and have to find out how to get the os onto the new drive along with the rest of my data?

    is there a way to do this without having to get a new key code. if i install from the sc and go back to win 7 i have heard windows is not allowing upgrades anymore for free. if i can't do this i will just suffer. thanks

    :)
     
    corvairbob, Apr 30, 2019
    #1

  2. Help with external hard drive

    Hi Debbra,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in windows 10 and also for trying the troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. I understand the inconvenience you faced. I will certainly help you with this.

    I would suggest you to plug in hard drive then check in disk management you can see the drive or not.

    Follow the steps to check Drive in Disk Management.


    • Go to the Control Panel then click on the
      Administrative Tools. .

    • Under the Administrative Tool Click on Computer Management.

    • Click on Disk Management and check the External Hard Drive.

    Also check in BIOS whether External Hard Drive is listed or not.

    For help with the BIOS settings, refer to the computer manual or contact the manufacturer.

    If it doesn’t work then, I would suggest you to update BIOS for updating BIOS contact Lenovo Support.

    Follow the link:

    Home - Global Support - FR

    Disclaimer :

    Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings
    can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks.
     
    Preeti Patel, Apr 30, 2019
    #2
  3. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Apr 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Remon Ont Win User

    changing hard drive help

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Apr 30, 2019
    #4
Thema:

changing hard drive help

Loading...
  1. changing hard drive help - Similar Threads - changing hard drive

  2. help with repartioning "new" hard drive

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    help with repartioning "new" hard drive: I inherited a 2T Seagate Skyyhawk hard drive which he removed from his surveillance system. I installed this in my old windows 10 computer , the HDD is recognized. Since this is an old computer , all the disks are MBR , however this new disk is GPT I have some questions: 1)...
  3. help with repartioning "new" hard drive

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    help with repartioning "new" hard drive: I inherited a 2T Seagate Skyyhawk hard drive which he removed from his surveillance system. I installed this in my old windows 10 computer , the HDD is recognized. Since this is an old computer , all the disks are MBR , however this new disk is GPT I have some questions: 1)...
  4. Help with possibly corrupt hard drive.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Help with possibly corrupt hard drive.: Hi all! I am new to these forums but hoping for some help from a techie :) I have a HP laptop that is running awful on Windows 10 so decided I wanted to take it back to Windows 7 (the operating system it came with). I no longer had my recovery partition so Microsoft...
  5. Help Getting an Encrypted Hard drive to read

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Help Getting an Encrypted Hard drive to read: Hello I am new to Windows 10 and was pretty much forced to change over. I had a windows 7 laptop that I took into my local computer shop and when I got it back they had swapped out the 1TB Barracuda hard drive with a smaller one. they told me it was encrypted. I dont recall...
  6. hard drive change

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    hard drive change: im about to upgrade my hard drive in win 10 to a larger one what do i need to do if the change knocks my product key out assuming a hard drive is a major change like a motherboard...
  7. HELP! Multiple hard drives - Fresh install

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    HELP! Multiple hard drives - Fresh install: Fixing a friends older PC. There are two physical hard drives in the computer and I am going to completely format and reinstall Windows10 due to the 1803 failure on that machine (can't get into literally anything now). So, the PC has 2 hard drives but boots from the...
  8. changed access to external hard drive

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    changed access to external hard drive: I made a mistake by changing something I should not. My system is dutch so I must translate, which is probably not always clear, sorry for that. Here is what happened: I opened filebrowser and I saw a little icon with two heads under my external hard drive. I thought that...
  9. Need Hard Drive reformatting help

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Need Hard Drive reformatting help: Hello everyone, I have got a external hard drive that was used for extra storage with a Dish DVR. We now want to format it for use on windows now. I been doing some research on it and everything so far I tried, didnt work. I have tried using Western Digitals Tool to do...
  10. Help With Deleting Hard Drive

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Help With Deleting Hard Drive: Good morning everyone!! I have a Lenovo that is running Win10 Pro that is giving me fits. I am trying to wipe the HD but the system will not let me. I have tried everything. That's why I am here. Is there a command prompt to do this? If I take it to the tech, they will...